Stonehenge is probably one of the most recognisable monuments in the world. The 5000 year old henge monument became a World Heritage Site in 1986 and is managed by English Heritage. Despite years of research and study the reason behind the construction of Stonehenge remains a mystery.
The Visitors' Centre
In 2014 the whole Stonehenge experience was transformed with a new Visitors' Centre located about a mile and a half from the stones. Incorporating modern technology to educate and inform making the Stonehenge learning experience interesting and engaging.
Knowledgable staff are on hand to enhance your visit. Ample shuttle buses and landtrains adds continuity to and from the stones with audio commentary of adjacent historical points of interest.
A path around the Stonehenge give a 360 degree view with informative notices, plenty of photo opportunities and audi prompts for multi lingual tours.
I'm sure you will gain lots of additional questions for the return shuttle bus ride back to the Visitors' Centre.
An ideal tour that suits cruise passengers requiring to return to their ship for early afternoon to those requiring onward travel to London or airport.
A 6 hour hire travelling from Southampton Cruise Port along a pretty scenic route to Stonehenge via Salisbury, Old Sarum and The Woodfords. Upper, Middle and Lower Woodford are pretty villages comprised of old buildings including thatched cottages. Located adjacent to the River Avon makes an ideal photo stop.
After a visit to the 'stones' we travel back to Salisbury to the cathedral. So many interesting facts that make Old sarum and Salisbury interesting. Complete your visit with lunch at The New Inn. A 14th Century Inn that serves good quality English food like fish & chips.
Salisbury is described as the City in the Countryside, Salisbury retains much of its historic past and makes an excellent short break destination.
Salisbury has been declared one of the Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities in the Best in Travel for 2015.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of the leading examples of early English architecture. The main body of the cathedral was completed in 1258.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). It contains the world's oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of four original copies of Magna Carta.